New-Home Sales Hit 10-Year High

Sales of newly built single-family homes rose 18.9 percent last month, according to data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. This represented the highest sales rate since October 2007, with a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000 units, after an … [Read more...]

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Down Payment Myths Debunked

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5 Simple Home Maintenance Skills Millennials Don’t Know (but Totally Should)

AndreyPopov/iStock It's tough to be a millennial in today's real estate market. Crippling student debt and sky-high real estate prices have made it more challenging than ever to save for a down payment (and no, we're not blaming the avocado toast). Even if you're lucky enough to overcome … [Read more...]

Homeowners Reveal: ‘The Best Purchase I Made for My New House’

Moving to a different house gives you license to finally ditch those worn-out chairs and frayed rugs and pick up something new. So what should you get? While everyone has their own particular styles and needs, certain items show up time and again as homeowners' fave purchases—and speak to … [Read more...]

6 Easy Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

The exterior of the home counts big for creating first impressions. Indeed, 99 percent of real estate pros say that curb appeal is a critical factor in attracting a buyer, according to the National Association of REALTORS®’ 2016 Remodeling Impact: Outdoor Features survey. Get more ideas: Amp Up … [Read more...]

Fall May Be Best Time for Buyers to Move

A slower fall season in home buying may help more lingering home buyers to jump in. Prices are easing somewhat. For the second month in a row, the median price of an existing home dropped. It reached $253,500 in August, after reaching a record high of $263,300 in June, according to the latest data … [Read more...]

What ‘Great Bones’ Really Means

“This house has great bones.” As a real estate professional, you’ve heard the phrase countless times. You’ve probably even uttered it more than once. But what do we really mean when we say a house has great bones? It’s a feature that all buyers want, but few can define. Understanding how … [Read more...]

3 Remodeling Mistakes That Hurt Resale Values

“Projects that take a home significantly beyond community norms are often not worth the cost when the owner sells the home,” says Scott Robinson, president of the Appraisal Institute. “If the improvements don’t match what’s standard in a community, they’ll be considered excessive.” … [Read more...]

Living Rooms Are Heading Upstairs

Upper-level living rooms are becoming a sought-after space among homeowners, The Wall Street Journal reports. Homeowners are finding these second-floor lounges can be cozier spaces than living areas on the first floor—and can offer more privacy, too. Upper-level living rooms—sometimes labeled … [Read more...]